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3DMark Arrives on iOS to Benchmark iPhones, iPads

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Now you can benchmark your iPhone against everyone else's phones!

3DMark for Mobile

Just in time for the new Apple products of the season is the release of 3DMark for iOS.

3DMark for mobile debuted in April for Android and included two benchmarks, Ice Storm and Ice Storm Extreme, both based on OpenGL ES 2.0. Ice Storm includes two graphics tests designed to stress the GPU’s performance and a physics test to stress the CPU’s performance.

Those interested in benchmarking their iOS devices can grab the free download from iTunes. The download size is 174MB and requires iOS 6.

Check out the leaderboard for mobile devices here. Will there be iOS devices populating the top of this list soon?

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    jaber2 , September 10, 2013 9:06 AM
    Yes, finally I can see if my iPad can play high resolution games, Hello Candy Crush 64bit
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    sa1nt , September 10, 2013 9:31 AM
    I wonder if someday we can build our own phones and have enthusiast phone build every month here at toms.
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    Alex Altu , September 10, 2013 9:40 AM
    WTF? Are not all apple products of the same generation the same? What would be the point in comparing an iPhone 5 with an IPhone 5? You cannot over clock them or put in difrent components, so what is the point of this?
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    vmem , September 10, 2013 9:41 AM
    lol, this will finally demonstrate how Apple is making up for mediocre hardware with software optimizations

    I love how the Nexus 7 (2013) is faster than the iPad4 at less than half the price
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    ohim , September 10, 2013 9:56 AM
    @Alex Altu for numbers. Just like in CPU market when games usually run about the same on all top CPU be it Intel or AMD, Benchmarks like this give useless numbers(they don`t represent real world application since you won`t be doing your work in 3DMark, or your gaming in 3DMark)...so basicaly is only for the numbers. And 1% to fuel the war between Galaxy # vs IPhone # vs HTC # etc.
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    g-unit1111 , September 10, 2013 11:16 AM
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    I wonder if someday we can build our own phones and have enthusiast phone build every month here at toms.


    That would be bad ass! I would love to see Corsair, Antec, EVGA, and Cooler Master start making "enthusiast" performance phone cases. :lol: 
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    Cryio , September 10, 2013 9:22 PM
    I'm just happy we finally have a proper, standardised, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, game benchmark.
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    sundragon , September 12, 2013 7:11 PM
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    WTF? Are not all apple products of the same generation the same? What would be the point in comparing an iPhone 5 with an IPhone 5? You cannot over clock them or put in difrent components, so what is the point of this?


    Um... Not sure what rock you guys are living on but it allows people to benchmark the graphics using the same benchmark across Android and iOS.

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    lol, this will finally demonstrate how Apple is making up for mediocre hardware with software optimizations

    I love how the Nexus 7 (2013) is faster than the iPad4 at less than half the price


    I wonder if this is like the political tactic Republicans used during the Iraq war, if we say something BS enough times people will believe us - example: IRAQ has WMDs and Chemical Weapons...

    Apple's iPad4 has a GPU that eats my Nexus 7 2013 for lunch. There is no tablet currently out that exceeds that performance and the iPad 5 is about to launch with even more GPU power in a month or two.

    Apple has consistently put the best GPUs in their devices and rocks the benchmarks. The fact that you're even making that comment makes me wonder if you even know that the Adreno 320 in my Nexus 7 hits about 2/3 the performance of an iPad 4. It also costs less but I'm not sure where you're coming up with:

    "I love how the Nexus 7 (2013) is faster than the iPad4 at less than half the price"

    Just look at this benchmark from Anandtech: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7231/the-nexus-7-2013-review/3

    Our CPU is faster but this article is about graphics benchmarks and while it's close, it's also running a screen 1920-by-1200 vs 2048-by-1536

    While I would kick you if you tried to take my Nexus 7, I'm also living in reality, bang for buck it's fast but it's not as fast GPU wise and when the iPad 5 comes, that margin will grow.

    P.S. if they are making the UI work so smoothly with inferior hardware then KUDOS to them for being programming geniuses, I wish someone would do that on the Android side, my 2012 Nexus 7 was a laggy b*tch from day one.
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    Spooderman , September 15, 2013 3:28 PM
    My nexus 7 does really well in these tests, and it actually beat the iPad 4.
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    sundragon , September 15, 2013 6:29 PM
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    My nexus 7 does really well in these tests, and it actually beat the iPad 4.


    Beat the iPad 4 on CPU benchmarks, no Sh*t it's faster!

    ...but not on the GPU, which is the point of this article: Cross platform GPU benchmark.

    Basemark and GL Bench (graphics benchmarks) the iPad beats the N7, which graphics benchmarks did it win?

    Now that we have 3DMark you can test and post the results, then we can compare apples to apples (the purpose of the article).